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According to the national institute of mental health, nearly 51.1 million people have some form of mental illness or suffer from similar issues of moderate to severe mental conditions. Did you know there are two main types of mental illnesses and associations of other health factors connecte…

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It’s probate season! On Saturday, November 14th, 2021 at 7:14 pm the brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Gamma Zeta chapter introduced their fall 2021 initiates to the student body. The New member presentation took place at the gazebo on the Savannah State campus.

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SAVANNAH – The future of Savannah State University has become much brighter and full of opportunities for the students, faculty, and community. After serving as the university’s interim since July 1, 2019, Kimberly Ballard-Washington, J.D. was appointed by the Board of Regents of the Univers…

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This past week saw a celebration for the anniversary of the creation of Georgia's oldest public institution, Savannah State University. Savannah State was founded in 1890 as Georgia State Industrial College for Coloured Youth by Richard Wright Sr. Since then university has stood the test of …

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Melanie Smith is the Study Abroad Coordinator at Savannah State University. She will be in this position for 8 years in February of 2022. She is also a member of the Tigers Den.Smith’s position has been augmented since the start of Covid-19. Covid has pretty much taken a large skid in her ca…

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The Savannah State baseball team has officially been told how many games will be played and who the team will play against this season. Last season Savannah State played only 21 games in a Covid-shortened season and finished the season 14-7. 

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Have you ever wanted to know what it feels like to be the President's daughter? First daughters' Cupcakes and Conversation welcomed students to join 14th President Kimberly Ballard-Washington and her daughter Kristen Washington. A formal event that allowed students to ask questions that woul…

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On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, Savannah State University students gathered in the Student Union ballroom to participate in The Choice Is Yours, a game show hosted by Lecia Rives. At the show's open, Rives announced the two rules of the game: To listen and pay attention.

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Savannah State University and South University have created a major merger and opportunity for the students at Savannah State University. The agreement was signed by both presidents of each university, Kimberly Ballard-Washington of Savannah State University and Dr. Valerie Trimarchi of Sout…

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Savannah State University's business organization, DECA, held a business attire fashion show on Wednesday, October 27. While the event featured models from Lethal Allure, DECA also invited panelists Danietté A. Thomas, a Savannah-based designer, and District 6 Commissioner Aaron Whitley to a…

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SAVANNAH – President Ballard-Washington has been consistently active in building the future of Savannah State. On October 27, 2021, President Ballard-Washington met with President Jermaine Whirl of Augusta Technical College to officially sign the new Institutional Articulation Agreement that…

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Savannah State student Austin Turner is looking to get his degree in sociology, with a minor in behavioral analysis. An interesting fact about Turner is that he is a stupendous swim instructor and a great young man. 

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Dune, directed by Denis Villeneuve, succeeded in capturing my attention but failed to detail what is happening and its scale. The main cast consists of Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, Zendaya as Chani, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, and Oscar Isaac as Leto Atreides. Screenwriters are …

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With football season being back this fall, everyone has been excited to see our Tigers back in action. Each week faculty, staff, students, family, and friends pack the T.A. Wright Stadium out to see the football team dominate the field. Every Saturday the Tigers have been crushing every oppo…

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The Greek step show was held on Friday, October 15, 2021, at 8 p.m. in the Tiger Arena. This year’s theme was “Friday Night Lights”, featuring comedian and host, Tyler Chronicles from Wild’n Out along with the closing of a concert from Hip-Hop artist, Rich Homie Quan.

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On Sunday evening, October 17, 2021, Savannah State University students, alumni, and extended family celebrated the end of Homecoming 2021 with a gospel concert in the Tiger Arena. Comedian Karlton Humes—better known by his stage name NotKarltonBanks—hosted the event, while the performers in…

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The precision and style shown at the SSU football stadium on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 4:51p.m. could be done by no other than Savannah State University’s Powerhouse of the South. 

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As homecoming approaches right around the corner, the students along with the faculty and staff are very excited. The week of homecoming consists of different events each day such as the residence hall step show, a concert, the football game, the yard fest and much more! One activity that ev…

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Savannah State students celebrated Hispanic Heritage month on Thursday October 7,2021 participating in the Bilingual poetry reading, “Colores Poetry Jam”. The students from the Estuary, the creative writing club got a chance to emulate original poems from poets with a Hispanic background.

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Located near the back of King Fraizer the International Education building also known as Gardner Hall has added new programs to their building. Melanie Smith, the Study Abroad Coordinator, at Savannah State help student new international student find new experiences and their horizons while …

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused universities to modify their approach on how to reopen their schools for in-person learning. Many have implemented protocols and guidelines that are understandable, while other institutions have given mandates that have caused some students' eyebrows to be ra…

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Local Savannah bank, Center Parc Credit Union, donated $2,500 to provide hands-on learning experiences for students and promoting nutritional awareness. The credit union donated the funds to Savannah State University’s community garden as part of its Community Gardens Program, established in…

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Over the past 12 Years, nearly about 87% of Historically Black Colleges and Universities participated in a campus 1-million-dollar campus improvement competition. Savannah State University was nominated to win up to $50,000 in cash gifted by the “Home Depot Retool your school program.” Howev…

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Knowing some tips from Chief Walters is a rewarding experience. Not only was the process quick and simple, but lots of very useful information was shared that surely many students were not aware of. Chief informed us about new positions that were filled to help keep things in order so plans …

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Back on November 8th of 2013, Savannah Ga, had its first burn that took place beginning at the Savannah National Wildlife refuge. Controlled burns are lit for numerous reasons. Many people use this prescribed burn to prevent a wildfire that can soon become destructive.According to the Nation…

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Modern technology has made filmmaking more accessible than ever. Film, an artform not yet two centuries old, looks nothing like it did in its beginnings. In the past, it would take thousands of dollars worth of equipment to even hope to make a film. Cameras, lights, and sound stages were res…

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The coronavirus has affected students this academic school year and many students were in distress due to the cancellation of the Annual Honors convocation Ceremony. Savannah State university took proper precautions to keep students, faculty, and staff safe during this hard time. However, th…

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Will COVID vaccines be able to control the spread of the virus? As the US surpasses 30 million coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized three COVID-19 vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, and Jansen (Johnson & Johnson).

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On Monday, March 22nd, senior, Kevontae Kelly announced FreakNik week to the Savannah State students as an alternative to the university taking away Spring Break this semester.

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The ride of entertainment that we have been waiting for is approaching! Even during a pandemic, the Student Government Association and the Campus Activities Board have been working diligently to provide the student body with events in the weeks to come.

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Though one of the most famous holiday parades has been canceled due to the pandemic, Downtown Savannah, Ga., was filled with plenty of life this past weekend for the celebration of St Patrick’s Day. Loud music, laughter, and excitement filled the atmosphere while people danced and conversed …

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Judas and the Black Messiah is a spectacular movie. This film is based on true events and highlights the life of Fred Hampton who was the chairman of the Black Panther Party chapter based out of Chicago, Illinois. Hampton was a gifted civil rights activist who had the ability and the power t…

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Once someone graduates from college, you can't help but think, "I wonder how they’re doing now?”. So, why not shine a light on a few prominent Alum from our extraordinary institution. This week we are shining a light on Tevin Tyler.

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The Southern Regional Press Institute (SRPI), was held from February 25-27. This years event was like others in the past where many passionate journalists and communications students came together for the two day media conference but this time virtually. 

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Being a college student in this pandemic has to be one of the hardest things to do. Some students have to balance school and organizations, while others may have to balance school and work. Regardless of what you have to balance right now, everyone needs a little virtual relief!

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The Dynamic Delta Nu chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated put on an amazing stripe event entitled “Beyond the Lens: Capturing Being Black in America” with guest speaker Cecil Williams. The event was a partnered event with Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated, Phi Beta Sigma Fr…

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Students interested in working in journalism, public relations, and multimedia and digital communications are invited to attend the 70th Annual Southern Regional Press Institute (SRPI) at Savannah State University. The event’s theme, which takes place Feb. 25-27, 2020, is “Zooming Into 70th,…

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Another semester is here in the Tiger’s Den of Savannah State University and the procedures of social distancing and wearing a mask are still enforced. It’s now February of the spring semester and the COVID-19 cases on campus have doubled from the fall semester. Making it the highest amount …

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Since the Spring break of Spring 2020, Savannah State has not seen any in person student activities. The school doing its best to keep its students safe (with things like free testing) to avoid the student-faculty and staff from having to return home again for another semester.

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Earlier this semester students were told that instead of in-person commencement it would be online same as Fall 2020. The online commencement was in place due to the concern of the spread of COVID-19.

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It’s the most day for this nation on November 3, 2020, Election Day. Everyone around the United States is lined up to continue voting as well being at risk to use active militias around the polls for citizens to vote. In states such as North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, California, and New Mex…

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On the evening of October 26, 2020, Savannah State University hosted a drive-in rally for the Biden-Harris presidential campaign. Students faculty and locals gathered to support the campaign and learn more about the potential first lady Dr. Jill Biden.